In November 2021 we began to use the government validated systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) called ‘Little Wandle: Letters & Sounds Revised’.
The programme is designed to teach children to read using the skill of decoding and blending sounds together to form words
. “The Little Wandle programme provides a full progression through all commonly occurring GPCs* (sounds), working from simple to more complex, and taking into account the frequency of their occurrence in the most commonly encountered words.”
Please access the Little Wandle website (link below) to find more information. The ‘For parents’ section provides videos of how to pronounce the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds and how we teach the reading of words.
Sequence of learning
Phases 2,3 and 4 : Reception
Phases 4 and 5: Year 1
Phase 6 : Year 2 – taught through ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ Scheme
(see our ‘Writing Curriculum Page’ for more information on ‘No Nonsense Spelling’